Death Notification

Police blame post-hospital transition issues in mysterious death

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A lack of communication between a discharging hospital and a residential-care facility is being blamed for the death of a 63-year-old man found drowned in a marsh, nine days after leaving the hospital.

Coroner rules odd nursing home death accidental; state findings yet to be released

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The coroner of St. Clair County, where an 85-year-old resident of a suburban St. Louis nursing home was found dead, strapped to her wheelchair at the bottom of some stairs, ruled Wednesday the death was the result of a fall, and not criminal wrongdoing.

6 ways to improve dealing with death in LTC

6 ways to improve dealing with death in LTC

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How someone dies is a very important part of the culture of the long-term care organization. Odds are your community can improve its culture in this area.